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“Standard Scandic in excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Simonkatu 9, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
Vaasa, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Standard Scandic in excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It's a Scandic hotel, seen one, seen 'em all. The location is great, you've got everything you need in the centre of Helsinki within walking distance and there's a tram stop right outside the front entrance. There's a parking garage with reasonable prices (hotel discount), there's a gym and a sauna and the breakfast is plentiful. The beds suck, though - way too soft for my taste.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Like all Scandic hotels, this hotel also provides free internet and tasty healthy breakfast in the morning. The restaurant is also a good place to spend your evenings. Lots of places to eat around. All sorts of cuisines available. Located right next to Kamppi shopping center which also has a bus terminal which connects to different cities of Finalnd. Central station is hardly 5 to 10 mins walk. Special mention for staff. All of them were very friendly and helpful specially Mikko, Jyuri, Marjo. Definitely recommended for business or leisure if you want to enjoy central Helsinki.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. If you want quiet rooms then you can opt for rooms facing the hotel entrance...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Askim, Norway
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This hotell is in the absolute center of Helsinki with only few meters walk to the best known sites. Scandic is in my mind a chain where you know what you get - not more, not less and it works for me. The rooms are big enough and the beds are fine. Breakfast is a plus, but the breakfast place tend to be a bit overcrowded. Friendly staff makes you feel welcome. trainingcenter available and so is a sauna (it's Finland).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turku, Finland
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17 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very good location hotel (Heart of Helsinki).
Close to shopping, dining, railway/bus station Clean room and I was so happy about bathtub :)
Nice breakfast, something for everybody. Staff was friendly and helpful. I`ll be back :)

Room Tip: Room 501 located inside yard, peaceful but not that nice view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed here one night on my way to north. The location is perfect and rooms are pretty ok. Met a friend in Helsinki and returned to hotel around mid night to get some sleep before catching the red eye flight. But no sleep that night! Up to 4 am the night club located next door shopping center kept me awake; reminded me about the student time budget hotels above disco. But that was 30 years ago. After the music stopped, the people in front of the night club kept me awake for the next hour. They finally got tired and went home. But then the street cleaners started their shift. And then it was time to leave to the airport. As a zombie. Lesson to be learned: If you build a hotel in the middle of the town, build it with sound isolated windows same way as the airport hotels do. On my way back, I stayed in Hilton airport. Window towards runway. And I slept like a baby. Technology is there, Scandic!

Room Tip: In case you want to sleep, get the room that is not towards Kamppi shopping center. Others cannot be...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Location of this hotel is excellent,walking distance to City Centre,Raliway Station and Bust/Tram stops...shops at near vicinity too....Hotel`s breakfast is sumptous and wonderful with too many options to choose from, staff is helpful and practical,Complimentary Wi-fi works just fine with terrific speed. They also have smoking rooms if you ask for it. Overall a pretty comfortable and modern hotel to spend time in a wonderful city that Helsinki is...highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The rooms were clean and in ok-condition and the bathroom good. The location of this hotel is excellent, near shops, bars and the railway station. The breakfast was also really good. :)

The only thing I would change was the pillows - worst ever.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki

Address: Simonkatu 9, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#18 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#19 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki 4*
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